Friday, February 3, 2012

Ann's Amazing Adventure

Ann's Amazing Adventure
By:  Jeanetta Brancaccio
Illustrated by:  Sara Petrous
ISBN:  9780692006
Published 2010 by Tretina Printing
Available Format:  Paperback

My Rating:  ★★★★★

Goodreads' Synopsis:  This delightful, heartwarming story shows us that it’s what we do on the journey that counts. Change happens in an instant. Ann looks on the bright side of life and never gives up! She learns that something good is always right around the corner. Join Ann and carry her in your heart on your own adventure.
Ann’s Amazing Adventure is best suited for children ages 8-12, all the way up to age 99! This special book is perfect for children’s reading groups, makes a great gift, and should be a mainstay on any bookshelf to be read over and over.

This is a beautifully illustrated, charmingly told little story about a doll that finds her home once again.  The story is told from Ann's point of view as she is lost, moved, donated, and found once again.  It portrays an amazing message of perseverance and positive thought. Ann is able to adapt to the changes of her life with an optimistic outlook and is rewarded with a happy ending.

One thing I really loved about this book is how it was based loosely on a true story. The author includes lots of photos from her own life, plus the story of the doll that had been given to her daughter one Christmas, which inspired this heartwarming little tale. 

I definitely recommend this one, especially for young girls.

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